John and I went on our first camping trip together! And survived! We opted for an easy camping trip for our trial run and chose Belfair State Park, which isn’t very far away and has easy access to amenities in case we forgot anything important. Originally we were going to take Taylor with us, but my mom ended up entering him in a show instead. It was probably for the best so that we could figure out the whole camping thing without the extra dog-factor.
I took Friday off so we could collect assorted gear from my parents’ and pick up a few random bits and pieces from Goodwill (a pot, utensils, spatula, and a cute pyrex dish that had nothing to do with camping… I just needed to take it home) and Sportsmans Warehouse. We finally made it out to Belfair around 2:30pm and looked for a place for lunch and decided Casper’s looked promising. It was cute, named for their Bulldog (who was there!), and most importantly it was delicious. They do BBQ and pizza–John had brisket with macaroni and cheese and garlic bread, I had a pulled pork sandwich with cornbread. Seriously, so good. And huge portions!! We could have easily shared John’s meal and been fine. (Needless to say, we skipped dinner that night.)
Side note, I think I know the lady that painted this:
We continued to the park, checked in, set up our tent, explored, and then proceeded to relax for the rest of the evening.
But then I needed a new book. We went to QFC and I found The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla.
I read late that night and got about half way through it. Obviously enjoying it so far.